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Bachelor of Laws Course Specifications
This on-campus course at Hobart is offered by the Faculty of Commerce and is available full time (a minimum of 3 years) or part time (a maximum of 8 years).
(For details on arrangements to study Law in Malaysia, please contact the Faculty of Laws.)
Students will need either:
|(a)||a first year in another faculty, which includes the unit LAW101 Introduction to Law (or the academic equivalent); or|
|(b)||a bachelor degree.|
The Bachelor of Laws course is the basic academic preparation for persons who wish to enter the legal profession and other careers involving legal work. The course also has wider applicability in developing the attributes and skills inherent in a general university education. Students develop the values and intellectual abilities necessary to marshal facts and to critically assess and evaluate information, theories and doctrines thus preparing themselves for a variety of career roles.
A degree in law is the first step towards entering the legal profession. After graduating from the University, a law student wishing to practise in Tasmania is required to undertake a 6 months Legal Practice course.
Law students intending to practise law in another State should inquire of the respective Law Society or Bar Council what they must do to qualify for practice in their chosen State.
Overseas students should address such enquiries to the relevant authority in their home country.
A law degree is a prerequisite to admission as a legal practitioner. Today, however, employers from a widening range of disciplines value the skills that law graduates possess. A range of careers choices lies open to law graduates as a solicitor, barrister, industry legal officer or ministerial adviser, as well as in legal aid, community legal centres, the Attorney-Generals department, law reform commissions, consumer affairs, environment, foreign affairs, police, legal drafting. politics, banking, finance, journalism, publishing and teaching.
Students who have satisfied the entrance requirements and have been selected for the degree of Bachelor of Laws, are required to pass in sequence, and in the year of study prescribed, the compulsory units set out below and 10 electives chosen from the schedule of electives following. One elective must be chosen from each of Groups A, B, C, D and E over years 2 and 3.
Students who have completed units of similar weight and standing which may be taken as part of a Bachelor of Laws degree course at another tertiary institution may be given credit in units of the Bachelor of Laws degree to the limits prescribed by the Faculty and the University.
The components, and the assessment, of the Skills unit have been fully integrated into the core units. Each core unit description outlines the skills covered by that unit.
Moot Students are required to enrol, attend and participate in one moot. Satisfactory performance in the moot is a prerequisite to obtaining the degree.
Note: The following information is NOT included in the printed edition of the Course and Unit Handbook
The following information answers some frequently asked questions.
Note, however, details should be confirmed with the appropriate authority
Responsible faculty or school | Faculty of Law
Mode of delivery | Full time | Part time
Course duration | 3 years minimum (6 semesters) | 8 years maximum (16 semesters)
Costs (course fees only annual) | HECS: YES
Students enrolled in this course | Total students enrolled last year: 500 | International students last year: 46
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